noun ple·iad \ˈplē-əd, ˈplā-, -ˌad, chiefly British ˈplī-\

Definition of PLEIAD

:  a group of usually seven illustrious or brilliant persons or things

Origin of PLEIAD

French Pléiade, group of seven 16th century French poets, from Middle French, group of seven tragic poets of ancient Alexandria, from Greek Pleiad-, Pleias, from singular of Pleiades
First Known Use: circa 1839



Definition of PLEIAD

:  any of the Pleiades

First Known Use of PLEIAD

14th century

Other Mythology and Folklore Terms

elysian, fay, muse, nimbus, phoenix

Rhymes with PLEIAD


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